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Drake forfeits football game due to "COVID-19 issues"

Oct. 21, 2021 19:14 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A football game between Drake and Stetson set for Saturday in Des Moines was canceled Thursday due to coronavirus concerns among Drake personnel. The Drake University athletics department said in a news release that the Pioneer Football League...

Missing woman found dead in apparent murder-suicide

Oct. 21, 2021 18:51 PM EDT

CHARLES CITY, Iowa (AP) — A body discovered at a Charles City home last week has been identified as that of a woman who was reported missing from Dunkerton earlier this month, authorities said. The body of Jennifer Jo Swingen, 44, also known as Jennifer Smith, was found...

New Iowa maps would shift congresswomen into new districts

Oct. 21, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democrat Cindy Axne and Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks would be pushed into the same congressional district under Iowa redistricting maps released Thursday. The proposal from Iowa's nonpartisan Legislative Services Agency also would keep the...

No. 8 Cowboys put perfect record on line against Iowa State

Oct. 21, 2021 15:05 PM EDT

No. 8 Oklahoma State (6-0, 3-0 Big 12) at Iowa State (4-2, 2-1), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EDT (FOX). Line: Iowa State by 7 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: Oklahoma State leads 33-19-3. WHAT’S AT STAKE? ...

2 Iowa State crew members died their first time on the water

Oct. 21, 2021 12:25 PM EDT

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Two Iowa State University crew club members were participating in their first practice on the water when they drowned in March after their boat capsized in strong winds, according to newly released investigative findings. The pandemic had kept the...

Des Moines man charged with murder in death of Omaha woman

Oct. 21, 2021 09:17 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Police arrested a Des Moines man on murder charges Wednesday in the shooting death of an Omaha woman at a Des Moines bar. Police charged Wichang Gach Chawech, 33, with first-degree murder and attempted murder in connection with an Oct. 10...

Big 12 Preview: No. 8 Oklahoma St vs Iowa State tops slate

Oct. 21, 2021 03:14 AM EDT

Some things to watch in Week 8 of the Big 12 Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 8 Oklahoma State at Iowa State. While the Cowboys (6-0, 3-0 Big 12) have surprised many with their undefeated start, Iowa State (4-2, 2-1) was a Top 10 team at the beginning...

Big Ten Preview: No. 5 Buckeyes on roll heading to Indiana

Oct. 21, 2021 03:13 AM EDT

Things to watch during Week 8 of play in the Big Ten Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 5 Ohio State at Indiana The Buckeyes (5-1, 3-0 Big Ten) haven't lost to the Hoosiers since 1988. They have the top offense in the country and...

No. 8 Oklahoma St. expects another close game with Cyclones

Oct. 21, 2021 03:13 AM EDT

No. 8 Oklahoma State has proved it can win close games, and recent history indicates the Cowboys will play another one Saturday when they visit Iowa State. Each of the last six meetings has been decided by seven points or less, with the Cowboys winning all but one. Four...

Auditor: Iowa's privatized Medicaid illegally denies care

Oct. 20, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's privatized Medicaid system has illegally denied services or care to program recipients, and both private insurance companies managing the system have violated terms of their contracts with the state, according to a state audit released Wednesday. ...